Well, on March 6, 2012, another bittersweet moment went into the annuls of Basham family history. *sniff sniff* My youngest girl has taken of on two wheels! (I’m really dreading the day when it’s FOUR wheels!) It was so sweet to watch her face as she took off. She didn’t fall even once, because her training wheels had become so “pushed up” that they were rarely, if ever, touching the ground! She was already doing it on her own, but didn’t realize it! She is riding an old bike of Leslie’s that has been refurbished, Basham style! In other words, the back tire was damaged so it was replaced with the back tire from Mitchell’s old bike. He’d outgrown it, but we saved it for parts. Good thing, too, because it came in handy! That is why she has one white tire and one black. (We prefer frugal over fashionable! heehee!)

Here are some photos of Laci’s big moment:

Take off successful! That’s one happy girl! (And the lady behind the camera was pretty happy, too!)

Consultation with big sister. “Let me give you a tip, Laci.” 

Look out! She’s comin’ through!

Speeding by…

… and into the sunset.

I’m so thankful to be able to be home with my children each and every day. Yes, it sometimes gets tiresome. And yes, I often fight feelings of failure. Sometimes, I’m even tempted to get a job just to get out of the house for a bit, or to have money for this or that. When those thoughts come, the Lord reminds me of what I’m doing each day in my home. I’m not here to have a hobby or relax or even to keep my house looking like something out of Better Homes & Gardens! I’m here to love, to train, to snuggle, to comfort, to pray, to read, to listen…to enjoy these precious moments before they fly away.

And they sure are flying.


4 thoughts on “Laci’s First Ride

  1. Kristy... says:


    Yes, getting a job is never as glamorous as it seems

    Because of some family issues, I was forced to get a job in october (just part time) I have the perfect schedule for having to have a job but, I wait daily for the “go ahead” to quit. I miss SO much about being home full time. I still homeschool and the like but, I do miss just having lazy jammi days or days of not having to run here and there… I have no desire to be away from home anymore :/


  2. Valerie, I just want to let you know how I much I enjoy your blog. I started following you from a link from Raising 4 Princesses on your post 10 Things You May Not Know about Your Pastor. Being a Pastor's wife also, I just had to read this post. Yes, I do agree with everything posted. Then I had to check out the rest of your blog to see what kind of Pastor—independent Baptist–yeah best kind! 🙂 Then find out where….Arkansas, well we are just outside of Kansas City, Kansas. I just got caught up today on the latest posts and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your writing and I am out here reading your blog, but I am not much of a commenter, probably because I go on a little long. 🙂 Anyhow, I do not blog, just stalk, no I mean read, a whole lot of other peoples blogs.


  3. Stacey, thank you so much for reading! I truly appreciate it. And thank you for taking the time to write me. I used to live near Kansas City! We lived in Topeka and Lawrence for a year each. Small world! Thanks, again, for reading. 🙂


  4. Awesomeness!!

    Way to go Laci


    Way to go Mom….

    I was noticing the picture of her and Leslie. She's almost as tall as her. That is crazy. She is growing up fast. You need to put a stop to it. *Ü* Love the post and Love you my friend!



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